Emily Ratajkowski's Makeup Artist Hung Vanngo on Creating Skin That Glows

I recently spent time in Vietnam with brilliant celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo. He's incredibly talented, of course, but he's also super kind, holding my hand when I was petrified in the helicopter—a true gent. And I'm not his only fan: He has an A-list clientele that keeps coming back to him time and again, including Selena Gomez, Emily Ratajkowsi and Kate Bosworth.

Vanngo is adept at creating makeup looks that stand out but don't wear the woman. With Vanngo, it's always about making the star look as beautiful as possible, and while he plays with different colours, textures and shapes, there's one common theme that connects each look he creates: glowy highlighter. Vanngo is all about that lit-from-within glow. Undoubtedly these women have great skin, but he's able to work his magic to make their complexions look otherworldly—like they've had a facial from an angel.

I'm not kidding, all you have to do is scroll through his Instagram feed, @hungvanngo, and you'll see what I mean. So when it came to asking Vanngo for some of his trade secrets, it was a no-brainer… I chose to focus on highlighter—how to use it, where to use it and what type to buy. Thankfully he answered all my questions: Prepare to glow.